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The Windows 3.x Showcase

This is a collection of curated Windows 3.x software, meant to show the range of software products available for the 3.x Operating System in the early 1990s.

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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Microsoft
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A stock installation of Windows 3.11. From Wikipedia : Windows 3.1x (codenamed Janus) is a series of 16-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1, which was first sold during April 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0. Subsequent versions were released between 1992 and 1994 until the series was superseded by Windows 95. During its lifespan, Windows 3.1 introduced several enhancements to the still MS-DOS-based platform, including...
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by Chris Pirih
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Released 1992 Platforms Windows 3.x Genre Action, Sports Perspective Top-Down Sport Snowboarding / Skiing Theme Arcade Windows 3.x Description SkiFree is the standalone version of the game originally included as a part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3 (1991) for Windows 3.x, and later made available separately for Windows 3.x. It was then re-compiled for 32-bit Windows systems when the author found back the source code and released it for free through his website. Players control a skier...
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by Microsoft
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Months prior to the release of Windows 95, PC magazines provided a promotional floppy disk from Microsoft containing an interactive guide showcasing the new features of the operating system. Within the presentation, there was also the ability to check the hardware and software installed for compatibility.
Topics: Windows 3.1 software, Windows 95
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Steve Stancliff
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Released Dec, 1992 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Strategy Perspective Top-Down Theme Board / Party Game Description WinRisk is a 2-3 player game allowing for any combination of computer and human players. The game is a very fast-paced version of Risk where you can doing everything with the click of the mouse. The game is almost exactly like the original board game and has two optional rules -- limiting card set values, and limiting the number of armies in a territory. From Mobygames.com. Original...
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by Impressions
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Published by Impressions Developed by Impressions Released 1995 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action Perspective Platform Theme Arcade, Paddle / Pong Description Another Breakout clone. Objective of the game is to knock the ball with your paddle into the wall to clear all the bricks from the screen. Using the mouse player moves his/her paddle left and right. Pressing right mouse button player catches the ball and left mouse button player releases it. There are three different types of bricks:...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by TDK Marketing Europe GmbH
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Published by TDK Marketing Europe GmbH Released 1995 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action Theme Pinball Description TDK Pinball Machine is a freeware pinball game that was created to promote TDK's various storage media. It features only a single table. Whenever your score reaches the maximum amount of storage of a specific medium (in kilobytes) you receive a bonus ball. Like other pinball games, the player uses the paddles to keep the ball in the game. There are some panels to be hit and a...
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by SaadaSoft
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Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Developed by SaadaSoft Released 1993 Platform Windows 3.x ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Genre Role-Playing (RPG) Perspective Top-Down Theme Fantasy, Turn-based Description It's a top-scroller that uses a "Your move-My move" system. This is multiplied about 30 times because every enemy on the level is allowed a move for every one of yours, but they don't all know where you are right away. It has a good and somewhat optional storyline, for the replay...
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by Joe Jaworski / Paladin Systems North
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Released 1992 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Simulation Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic Description An enemy armada is invading the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet Command estimates that Earth will be attacked in about a month. So the player, controlling James T. Kirk, commander of the original NCC-1701 Enterprise, is ordered to stop that invasion. WinTrek is Star Trek simulation game, where the player virtually controls every aspect of the Enterprise, including those that would normally be...
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by GameTek, Inc
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Published by GameTek, Inc. Developed by Imagitec Design Inc. Released 1994 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Strategy Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Game Show, Puzzle-Solving Misc Licensed Title Description Wheel of Fortune: Deluxe Edition is an updated sequel to its predecessor that features 4,000 different puzzles and the standard features of Wheel of Fortune such as the bonus round. It also has a digitized likeness of Vanna White along with her voice. There are also digitized photos of...
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by John Di Troia
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Election 92 is an arcade style game where you can influence the outcome of the presidential election by thwarting the voting attempts of the candidates. A unique game with excellent graphics makes this a collector's item of the 1992 election year. The object of Election '92 is to influence the presidential election by preventing candidates from casting their ballots. This is done with a pastry puff in the face. As the candidates pop their heads out of the booths, a well placed shot of pastry...
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by Peter Siamidis
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Released Oct 22, 1992 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action Theme Arcade Description Ms. Chomp is a single-player, shareware, Ms. Pac-Man clone for Windows. As in the original game the gameplay is entirely keyboard controlled. Ms. Chomp races around a maze eating dots for points and dodging ghosts. In the corners of the maze are power pills that turn the tables. After eating one of these Ms. Chomp becomes the hunter and, for a short while, is able to eat the ghosts. Points are scored when Ms. Chomp...
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by Dave Norris
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Published by Microsoft Corporation Released 1990 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Strategy Perspective Top-Down Theme Meditative / Zen, Puzzle-Solving Description A popular Mahjongg adaptation, Taipei has the player attempting to find matches between the Oriental-motif patterns printed atop "free" (generally: exposed, on corners) tiles in various layered formations. Matched pairs disappear, yielding different free tiles and further matching possibilities. Ostensibly, the game is completed...
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by Pyramid Software Development
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"Roulette is played with a wheel, a small ivory ball, and a betting layout. The wheel turns on a spindle and is divided into 37(European wheels) or 38(American wheels) slots. 36 of the slots are numbered from 1 through 36, of which half are red and the other black. There is also a green slot marked 0 and (on American wheels) a green slot marked 00. Players place bets against the house on the layout and a croupier(croup-e-a) called the tourneur spins the wheel in one direction and either...
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by Carl Bjork
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Merlin - The Quest for the Wand is a Windows 3.1 game, created by Carl Bjork in 1992. The purpose of this game is to find a key hidden in one of the crates on the level one map, and bring it to the Gate of Billium (called Bill Gates). This will bring you to level two, where you must find a wand, hidden in one of the crates on the level two map, and bring it to Merlin's Castle. You are the light blue player who starts south of the blue castle. You use the arrow keys to move around, and you move...
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by Design Track, Inc.
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Developed by Design Track, Inc. Released 1994 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Strategy Theme Chess Description Masque ChessNet 3 is version 3 of Masque's chess program. This version of ChessNet has options that allow the player to compete with other players via modem, null modem, BBS terminal Emulator, PC Pursuit Dial up, Network or Internet connections. Alternatively the player can play against the computer and in such matches can choose any of six levels of difficulty. It has a help function,...
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by Vortex Software
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Published by RetroSpec Developed by Vortex Software Released 1998 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action, Strategy Perspective Top-Down Description This early, authorized freeware remake of the puzzle game from 1987 updates the graphics and sounds while maintaining the original gameplay. Each level is a puzzle room filled with obstacles and viewed from above, where the objective is to use a series of mirrors to guide a laser beam towards a receiver device and complete the stage. The mirrors are...
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by InterAction Software
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You are the commander of Allied forces in operation Desert Storm. The date is January 16, 1991 and the President of the United States has just given the order to liberate Kuwait. Your mission is to conduct the air war to inflict enough damage on the Iraqis so that the ground assault is just a mop up operation. You will be graded on the amount of damage you can inflict while keeping your own damage to a minimum. You must conduct the war in such a way that the opinion polls at home don't pressure...
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by KomodoWare Entertainment
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Published by KomodoWare Entertainment Developed by KomodoWare Entertainment Released 1995 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action Perspective Top-Down Theme Arcade, Fantasy Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description In Zombie Castle you hunt down the infamous Count Sukula in a monster filled castle. Along the way you must locate food, food, keys, hidden doors and breakable walls all while avoiding dangerous zombies, skeletons, vampires, and other creatures. From...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Sergey Bobrov, Sergey Burenkov
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Sea Battle for Windows 3.1
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by Chris Hewitt
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WinSpeed 1.0 - Windows Performance Analysis utility WinSpeed measures the CPU, Disk, and Video performance of your system from the point of view of Windows, using API calls where appropriate. The Help file which is included with this utility explains the meanings of the figures, and offers some suggestions on tuning Windows. This program is FreeWare, please copy and pass on to whoever you like.
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by SGA [of TH]
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1. What is Tamagotchi?    Tamagotchi is a popular game which originated in Japan.  Tamagotchi (meaning "Love Egg") is a virtual pet.  The original Tamagotchi (©1996 by Bandai) was to be carried with the player (it was a key chain).  Your job was to care for the virtual pet, and in about 30 days it would grow up and fly away.    The following is an excerpt from Bandai's Original, Tamagotchi Info slip:     "Tamagotchi is a tiny pet from cyberspace who needs your love to...
Topics: Windows 3.1 software, Tamagotchi, virtual pet, desktop toys
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by Malachite
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"The idea of the game is to line up enough Gems of the same color in a row to earn a Drop. Use the keyboard to rotate the Gems, and move them over so that the colors line up. They can line up horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. When they line up, they clear and the Gems above them fall in their place. Now those may clear too. You will see some incredible chain reactions if you place the Gems just right. Each level has a different Threshold, which you can see at the top right of the...
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by Ismail Arit
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Win Pool, by Ismail Arit. Created in 1992. Winpool is a windows game that was created from the code that was written for Xpool (which is an X windows version of this game) which simulates a billiard game by using an approach called Discrete Element Methods(DEM). If you know how to play pool, excellent!, if you don't, here is all I can say (and know) about this game: With the current setup, we have two sets of balls, first set is ball # 1-7, second set is ball # 9-15. whoever gets his/her balls...
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by Graphic Software Systems, Inc.
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PC Magazine Windows 3.x Benchmark Test Suites
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by LLERRAH Inc.
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LLERRAH Inc.'s MIDI Made Music for Windows plays music on your PC sound board in background while you work in Windows. This shareware version includes 10 MIDI songs plus the full featured animated Jukebox player. Special features include: * Plays MIDI, Wave, Microsoft Video, Apple Quicktime Video and CD-Audio * Create song and video clips using custom edit feature * Create personal play albums of your favorite selections * Speed up or slow down songs or videos by changing Tempo * Random and...
Topics: Windows 3.1 software, MIDI, media player, computer music
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by BevelStone Production
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Published by BevelStone Production Developed by BevelStone Production Released 1995 Platforms Amiga, Windows 3.x Genre Strategy Perspective Top-Down Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Turn-based Description In this tactical game the player controls either a state from the Central Powers or the Entente and their African colonies and tries to win World War I. The game is played on a tactical map showing Europe. This map is divided into provinces, e.g. Berlin or Normandy. The player can use...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Stephen Michael Schimpf
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SkyView performs many of the functions of a planetarium. It allows you to see the appearance of the sky from any specified location on the earth. You can change the date and time for which the sky is displayed to see the sky as it looked in the past or as it will look in the future. SkyView displays the positions of the sun, moon, and all naked-eye planets, as well as all the stars down to a limiting magnitude you select. You can orient the sky display so that the North, South, East, or West...
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by Will Crowther, Don Woods
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Released May 08, 1992 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Adventure Theme Fantasy, Interactive Fiction, Interactive Fiction with Graphics Description Crowther and Woods' trailblazing treasure-hunting cave-exploring text adventure game ADVENTURE is here presented in a new form. Compiled from early FORTRAN and C sources, this port makes use of its early GUI by presenting a text output window, through which the game communicates to the player, as well as a player input window with buttons to streamline...
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by Matthew T. Smith
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Tiny E sits at the bottom of your Windows desktop, pops to his feet to comment on your "huge" icons, cursors, etc.  Fun! Plays waveform audio (WAV) voice. Requires: MS Windows 3.1 or higher, Sound card or other audio hardware. FREEWARE.
Topics: Windows 3.1 software, desktop toys, humour, Elvis
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by Jim Corbett and David McAuliffe
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Draughts for Windows written by Jim Corbett and David McAuliffe in Topspeed Modula-2 Version 3.0 for Computer Systems BSC. Final year project at University of Limerick.
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by Cliff Cantine, Jr.
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3-D Pop-up calendar for MS-Windows. Written by Cliff Cantine, Jr.
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by Steve Laterra
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Solitaire Golf Version 1.0 by Steve Laterra.
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by Microsoft
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Windows 3.2: Chinese Edition. Windows 3.2, released 1994, is an updated version of the Chinese version of Windows 3.1. The update was limited to this language version, as it fixed only issues related to the complex writing system of the Chinese language. Windows 3.2 was generally sold by computer manufacturers with a ten-disk version of MS-DOS that also had Simplified Chinese characters in basic output and some translated utilities. In all other ways, this is similar in performance to the stock...
Topics: windows, chinese
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by Matthew T. Smith
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Klingon Klock Version 2.0 Freeware for the Public Domain
Topics: Windows 3.1 software, Star Trek, Klingon language, desktop toys
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Diversions Software, Inc
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Developed by Diversions Software, Inc Released 1996 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Simulation Perspective 1st-Person Perspective Theme Casino Critic Score Description Diversions Slots is a single player shareware slot machine simulation. In the registered version the player can play one, two or three lines for one coin per line but the shareware version was limited to just line one. Similarly the player can start with 100, 1000, or 10,000 coins with the shareware release being limited to just 100...
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by John Di Troia
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In this game, the purpose is to stop the gophers from overrunning your lawn. This is done by bopping them with a (padded) club. Position the mouse cursor over the gopher (or other critter) and click the left mouse button. Various points are awarded for each object. 50 points is deducted for each miss hit. A hit-miss ratio of 50% is required to continue to the next level. Bonus points are awarded based on the level and amount the ratio has been exceeded. New objects will appear and speeds will...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Nova Astronomics
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ECU V1.4 is a Sky Visualization Program for Microsoft Windows 3.x called "The Earth Centered Universe". It is capable of simulating many of the features of the Earth's sky. You only need to enter your geographic location and the time and the local sky is simulated on the screen in a colourful display. This includes, but is not limited to the stars, planets, Sun, Moon, and "deep sky" objects. Constellation, coordinate grid, ecliptic, and local horizon lines are also...
Topics: Astronomy, Stars, Planets, Comets, Constellations, Planetarium, Sun, Moon, Galaxies, Nebulae, Charts
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A program that produces Spiro-graph-like images, rotating line drawing around a center. Settings allow for changes in the behavior of the line drawing.
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by Richard C. Waite, Jr.
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Video Poker. Written in Turbo Pascal by Richard C. Waite, Jr. in 1993.
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by Brain Jam Productions
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The object of the game is to move all cards onto the Build Stacks, starting from Aces and progressing to Kings.
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by Kevin Kelley
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SolarWin - Daylight position map for Windows 3.1 Windows version by Kevin Kelley, based on a PC version by Dave Katz, based on an X11 version by John Mackin, based on a Suntools program by John Walker. This program is a clock that shows which portion of the Earth's surface is illuminated by the Sun. It displays the current time in both the local time zone and UTC. The map window can be moved and resized, and it's position saved in the win.ini file. Left mouse button brings up a menu, and...
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by Andrew J. Wozniewicz
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YEAR is a Windows calendar application that allows you to see the entire year at a glance. You can view any Gregorian calendar year from the range 1 to 32757 A.D. in a variety of formatting options, including display colors and fonts, which you may select according to your taste. YEAR will also allow you to print hard copies of the year-at-a-glance calendars in your favorite selection of printer fonts and formats. YEAR also has Day-info and Time-Span features, that allow you to obtain useful...
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by Steve Gibson, Gibson Research
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A system performance tool related to system performance: "Torque accurately maps a system's true bitmap 'blitting' performance, even in the presence of systems which 'cheat'." Created by Steve Gibson of Gibson Research.
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by Allen Systems Group
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WindSkRM displays the current status of your Windows System Resources, updated every second. Three types of resources are displayed: System Memory (Global Heap), GDI Heap, and User Heap. The screen shows you the percentage of each of these resources that has been used, and the actual amount remaining to the system, in K bytes for System Heap, and in bytes for GDI and User Heap. You can use this utility both as an early warning system for low system resources situations, by running it constantly...
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by Peninsula Software
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DiskTrak for Windows was designed to provide a quick and easy method for keeping track of diskette collections. DiskTrak for Windows will allow you to easily create a database that contains a list of all your diskettes and the files and free space available on each one. Optionally, you can include a comment or description for each file on each diskette. Also, you can have DiskTrak for Windows extract the names of files stored inside ZIP, PAK, ARC, ZOO, and LZH archive files (and you can create...
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by David Lord
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ASCII Chart Version 1.2 by David Lord. Listing of ASCII characters, extended ASCII characters, as well as other formats such as EBCDIC and ANSI.
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by Andre Weber
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Released 1990 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action Perspective Top-Down Theme Arcade Description Atmoids is an Asteroids clone. As in Asteroids, your only goal is to destroy all the asteroids that are flying around the screen without being hit. As you hit the asteroids, they break into smaller pieces, making it much more difficult to shoot and dodge. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
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by CalcTech, Inc
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BizWiz is an "power user's" financial calculator which emulates the famous Hewlett-Packard HP-12C. BizWiz incorporates a useful "Keep-On-Top" feature which allows it to remain on top of other Windows applications. In "Windows 3.1 Secrets" (ISBN 1-878058-43-6), author Brian Livingston writes: "Replace the Windows calculator with a really useful one like BizWiz".